THURSDAY- 11th November, 2021: The South-West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE), a group, has urged the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to step down his ambition to vie for the presidential seat in 2023 and instead back Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the highly coveted position.
National Co-ordinator of SOWEMOVE, Abioye Akerele, made the plea while presenting the group’s position to the Director of Operations of The Progressive Project (TPP), Alhaji Aliyu Usman Aliyu, in Abuja, warned that the Presidency might elude the South-West geo-political zone in 2023 if Osinbajo is not considered to occupy the exalted seat.
In a related development, former Minister of Works and the National Chairman, South-West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, said the group had started aggressive mobilisation of voters across Ekiti State to save the APC from imminent defeat in the 2022 governorship election.
He described SWAGA as the only saving grace for the party, while speaking in Ado-Ekiti at the weekend in an address to APC members at the conclusion of the mobilisation efforts of the group across the 16 local councils of the state.
Adeyeye expressed regret that the APC in Ekiti had lost popularity despite being the ruling party owing to alleged politics of hatred and alienation being played by those loyal to the governor.